Once again, I read today about the horrific and violent death of three teenagers on a Victorian road. We spend so much time and effort protecting our kids from health issues, crime and 'terrorists'; then we given them the keys to their doom.
I remember when I was 18 and driving in the wet for the first time - I had no idea and the next thing I knew I was up the back of a car. Luckily for me, my family, and the other road user, I was only doing 30km per hour (dumb luck) so nobody was hurt. I would never make that mistake today.
I am at a loss how we prevent this type of road trauma from happening, but without a doubt if passenger restrictions had been in place then some of these kids would be alive today. Mabye we should increase the driving licence age? Also maybe teenagers should only be allowed to driver new cars with enhanced safety features? I would advocate anything really of it meant saving some of these young lives. Most of all we, as a society, need to stop being so apathetic to the road toll and meet it with the same outrage as we do with crime and terrorists!
Poor little buggers- the roullette wheel of teenage driving has been so unkind to them and their country town community. My sincere condolences to the families of those involved. My thoughts are with you today.